Monday, June 19, 2017

Dinner at White Star Bar in Jersey City, NJ

Another trip to White Star since Dan and I were both in the mood for burgers.
Double Burger Double Cheese plus side of bacon mac and cheese

Paulus Hook Burger - Smoked-Salt Onion Strings, Portabella, Gruyere & Truffle Aoili on the side so I could dip my fries in it

Dinner at Two Door Tavern in NYC

Debbie and I stopped by Two Door Tavern for dinner, in large part because of the sign outside for frozen drinks.  It was happy hour so the appetizers were all 50% off so we just shared a bunch of apps for dinner.  It was good for bar food.  The frozen drink didn't really taste like what it was, but was satisfying as it was over 90 degrees out.
Frozen moscow mules

Bavarian Pretzel Bites with stone ground mustard and cheese sauce, Honey Sriracha Buffalo Wings, and Crispy Artichoke Fries with truffle aioli dipping sauce

Spinach and Artichoke Dip with crispy tortilla chips

Lunch at Shanghai Best in Jersey City, NJ

The 'rents and Dan and I went to Shanghai Best for lunch.  We ordered way too much food so had plenty of leftovers.  Always a great option for Chinese food in downtown JC.
Mapo Tofu

Scallion pancake stuffed with beef

Sweet and spicy pork chop

Beef chow fun

Crystal shrimp.  So much shrimp

Sesame shrimp

Dinner at Fuku + in NYC

We went to Fuku for dinner post a tv show panel.  The place wasn't crowded which was nice and this time I got to have the sandwich Korean style, which in my opinion is even better than the regular chicken sandwich because the radish adds some sweetness and freshness.  Great we didn't have to spend too much for a David Chang restaurant.  Drinks were great too and we got some cookies from the attached Momofuku milkbar.
Loaded Fries and regular fries.  I actually preferred the regular because the loaded fries were crazy rich

Kimchi bacon burger was super juicy and delicious.  Very messy though

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Koreano style

Dinner at Dullboy in Jersey City, NJ

Dan and I went to Dullboy for dinner.  It was Tiki Thursday so had some delicious tropical dranks.  And the food was incredible though so filling I could barely move afterwards.
Tropical drinks

The Scout on the left: bourbon, blackberries, lemon juice, giffard muroise & vanilla, cynar artichoke amaro
On the right Jamaican Bloodbath: rumfire white overproof rum, cappelletti, grenadine, cuca fresca cachaca, angostura bitters and orange.  The rum fire was NO JOKE.  So strong

Clams Casino - panko, bacon, clams, garlic, shallots & white wine.  Delicious version


Threesome - braised pork belly, seared foie gras, sea scallop,pumpkin seed pipian, sun dried tomato chutney.  This was ridiculously rich both separate and together, but better together
Chicken - brined brick pressed chicken, white truffle-bacon hash, crisp brussels sprouts with lime, natural jus.  I didn't like how the chicken looked but it was tender and delicious.  Great with the truffle hash and crispy brussel sprouts

Mac & cheese pot pie - braised brisket, tomato, onion & chipotle.  So good.  The best thing we ate but incredibly rich and this was just an app

Dinner from Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Cafe in Jersey City, NJ

Dan was in the mood for Mexican food so ordered from Taqueria Viva.  He got his usual enchiladas and I also got enchiladas but in mole sauce.  The dish was tasty but the sauce a tad sweet.  I probably could've finished the whole plate I was so hungry but the sweetness of the mole sauce stopped me.  Lasted for two meals though.
Shredded Chicken Enchiladas - Three corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken, smothered with green sauce and topped with Mexican cream, cheese, red onions and avocado. Served with rice and refried beans

Steak enchiladas in mole sauce

Dessert from Doughnut Plant in NYC

After dinner at Txikito we hit up Doughnut Plant for dessert.  Since it was the end of the day we there weren't quite so many options left but still delicious and better than fresh donuts at some other places in the city.
Doughseed donut with peanut butter and banana cream

Chocolate covered donut